N.J. News Commons: COLLINGSWOOD SEEKS TO REBOUND FROM POLICING POLICIES AT OUTSET OF NEW SCHOOL YEAR
Collingswood Borough police, schools, and government officials are regrouping and reevaluating the school discipline policies after the town made national headlines over the summer. Matt Skoufalos of NJ Pen says the district is reconsidering a policy that mandated police involvement in school disciplinary affairs for minor infractions.
KEEPING BABIES SAFE ORGANIZATION DONATES CRIBS FOR NEWARK MOMS
Struggling parents in Newark will receive a free crib for their newborn, all thanks to a new initiative known as Keeping Babies Safe. Mark Bonamo of NewarkInc says the program is made possible because of a collaboration between Beth Israel Medical Center and a host of local community groups.
WHY VINCENT LOMBARDI PLAYS HIMSELF IN 'SULLY'
Captain Vincent Lombardi commanded the first boat to reach US Airways Flight 1549 after it was forced to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River. Virginia Citrano of MyVeronaNJ sat down with the Verona native to find out how he came to play himself in the upcoming movie based on that fateful day.
CONSTRUCTION UNDER WAY AT ATLANTIC CITY GATEWAY PROJECT
Construction has officially started at the site of the future Atlantic City Gateway project, which will include a new Stockton University campus and future headquarters for South Jersey Gas – and of course plenty of parking lots. Elinor Comlay of Route 40 says the backhoes and diggers are up and running, ready to build more sandcastles after a brief hibernation.
OPINION: I SUPPORT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS, BUT NOT THIS ONE
The state of New Jersey recently provided first-round approval for a new French Language Immersion Charter School in Montclair, which Matthew Frankel said is unacceptable in a city that continues to struggle with diversity and inclusion.
HOPEWELL SCHOOL REVIEWS RESULTS OF VIOLENCE AND VANDALISM REPORT
The Hopewell Valley Regional School District conducted self-assessments and reviewed the "Violence and Vandalism Report" and reported that the district met the state requirements for compliance under New Jersey's Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act. Angela Jacobs of MercerMe says the report details the incidents of violence, weapons, vandalism, substance abuse, and bullying on school grounds.